A $600 one-bedroom apartment in the trendy Greenpoint section of Brooklyn would be a bargain, but one unit that’s being advertised on Craigslist comes with quite a catch — it’s on a sailboat, and it comes with no shower or wifi.
“Sailboat for rent,” reads the listing.
“Suitable for one. $600 per month. Has toilet, faucets, solar power, stove and heater.”
Anyone looking to bathe themselves each day will have to find a creative solution, according to the Craiglist offer.
“No shower, most common solution is a membership at a nearby gym,” the listing reads.
“No wifi, can use a mobile hotspot. 5 minute walk to 7 train. Minimum stay is 3 months or longer.”
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Greenpoint is $4,000 — a 70% increase from a year ago, according to the market research firm Zumper.
Just across the East River, rental prices in Manhattan recently blew past $5,000 a month.
As of noontime on Friday, however, the post was still active on Craigslist, meaning that it has yet to be snapped up.
The online listing includes photos of what appears to be a cramped living space on board the vessel.
In October of last year, the local news site Greenpointers wrote a feature about an artist who lived on a sailboat that was docked in Newtown Creek.
After he lost his job at the start of the pandemic, he found a listing on Craigslist for a one-bedroom sailboat in Greenpoint, the hipster-friendly area sandwiched between uber-trendy Williamsburg and Long Island City.
In the article, Jaime, 34, describes how he showers at a local gym, has to drag gallons of water that he took from a nearby fire hydrant, and lives without an air conditioner. It is unclear if his boat is the same one being offered up for rent on Craigslist.
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